Rolls-Royce Launches IntelligentEngine
Continuing its push towards “Big Data”, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has launched its pioneering IntelligentEngine vision at the Singapore Airshow by taking machine intelligence to a new level. The IntelligentEngine project aims at developing engines that are not only more efficient and safer than earlier models but are also able to communicate with other engines and sense the environment around them. According to the company, the IntelligentEngine vision is based on a belief that the worlds of product and service have become so closely connected that they are now inseparable. With more people flying than ever before and an increasing demand for more efficient travel, the company sees it as an opportunity to improve the way it provides power to its customers.
The IntelligentEngine vision enables Rolls-Royce to find new ways of pioneering power. In addition to designing, testing, and maintaining engines in the digital realm, the IntelligentEngine vision sets out a future where an engine will be increasingly connected, contextually aware and comprehending, helping to deliver greater reliability and efficiency. The IntelligentEngline is connected with other engines, its support ecosystem, and with its customer, and allows regular, two-way flow of information between many parties. The engine is aware of its operating context, constraints and the needs of the customer, allowing it to respond to the environment around it without human intervention. It is also able to learn from its own experiences and from its network of peers to adjust its behaviour and achieve best performance.
Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director, Customer and Services – Civil Aerospace has said that the company is determined to pioneer the power that matters for the customers and the IntelligentEngine vision will allow them to do this.